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  1. Maura

    Kuo: All 2018 iPhones Will Have Face ID Instead of Touch ID

    AppleInsider reports that according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is set to abandon Touch ID altogether in favour of its new Face ID and TrueDepth camera system technology for all 2018 iPhones. Because Face ID now gives Apple an advantage over Android, Kuo says that Apple will...
  2. Maura

    All 2018 iPhones Likely to Have Face ID if it's “Well Received”

    According to a new research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, via MacRumors, Apple could replace Touch ID with Face ID on all 2018 iPhones, depending on how well the feature is received on the iPhone X. However, Apple could instead still decide to opt for under-display Touch ID...
  3. Maura

    Apple Wanted to Keep Touch ID on the OLED iPhone

    According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, via AppleInsider, Apple tried very hard to ensure that the forthcoming OLED iPhone had Touch ID functionality embedded in the OLED display, but was in the end beaten by technical issues and looming deadlines. The Wall Street Journal’s...
  4. Maura

    Genuine iPhone 7s Display Assembly Leaks

    Slashleaks has today posted three images that originally appeared on Chinese microblogging website Weibo that are claimed to show the display assembly of the forthcoming iPhone 7s. Slashleaks gives the images a 100% Trust Score, and they certainly do look genuine. The most notable aspect of the...
  5. Maura

    Barclays is the First UK High Street Bank to Let You Make Payments Via Siri

    Barclays has today announced that it is the first UK high street bank to enable payments by Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri. According to Barclays, customers can now make payments to existing payees or mobile contacts simply by saying “Hey Siri, Pay [Sarah] £15 with Barclays.” You don’t even...
  6. Maura

    HomePod Firmware Reveals That iPhone 8 Can Scan Your Face When Lying Flat

    MacRumors reports today that yet more information about the forthcoming iPhone 8 has been discovered by iHelp BR in the leaked HomePod firmware. According to iHelp BR, code in the firmware referring to “Pearl,” which is the Apple codename for the iPhone 8 facial recognition feature, also has...
  7. Maura

    Touch ID Will Not be Embedded in iPhone 8 OLED Display According to Top Analyst

    It was rumoured up until very recently that Apple was still trying to decide whether or not to embed the Touch ID sensor in the iPhone 8 OLED display. Last week’s HomePod firmware leak all but confirmed that this would not be the case, and that Apple intended to use 3D facial recognition rather...
  8. Maura

    Latest iPhone 8 Renders Show No Rear Touch ID

    AppleInsider reports today on new iPhone 8 renders published by Forbes from the case manufacturer Nodus that are said to be based on accurate CAD files of what the manufacturer expects the new iPhone to look like. Possibly the most significant aspect of the image is that there is no rear Touch...
  9. Maura

    Apple Said to Have Been Working on 3D Facial Recognition for More Than 3 Years

    While it has only been recently that rumours have surfaced that the Touch ID sensors on the forthcoming iPhone 8 might be replaced by 3D facial recognition, AppleInsider reports that it seems that Apple has actually been working on 3D facial recognition technology for several years. The...
  10. Maura

    Apple Has “Just Weeks” to Solve iPhone 8 Touch ID Issue

    According to a new report from Barron’s, via 9to5 Mac, Apple has “just weeks” to solve the problem of where to site the Touch ID sensor module on the forthcoming iPhone 8. This has been a thorny issue over the past few weeks, of course, with claims and counter-claims that Apple would be/would...
  11. Maura

    Rumour: Apple Said to be Investigating Recent Leak of Rear Touch ID iPhones

    Noted leaker Benjamin Geskin has today tweeted that he has heard from one of his sources that Apple has started an investigation into the leak of pictures of what were said to be a shipment of new iPhone display modules and casing. The shipping company source that provided those pictures said at...
  12. Maura

    Rumour: iPhone 8 Will Have 3D Facial Detection Instead of Touch ID

    Following swiftly on from today’s report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stating that Apple was planning to do away with Touch ID for the iPhone 8, Kuo's sources are starting to look even more credible now with Bloomberg also reporting that Apple is set to replace Touch ID in the iPhone...
  13. Maura

    iPhone 8 Rear Touch ID Sensor Rumour Resurfaces

    According to a new research note from Hong-Kong-based CLSA analysts Sebastian Hou and Brian Chen, via MacRumours, there is a “high chance” that the OLED iPhone 8 will have a rear Touch ID sensor. CLSA even provided a schematic that showed the placing of the Touch ID sensor on the rear of the...
  14. Maura

    Touch ID Integration Issues Could Delay Production of iPhone 8

    According to a new research note from Cowen and Company’s Timothy Arcuri that was obtained by MacRumors, iPhone 8 production is being hampered by the “biggest bottleneck” caused by problems with integrating the Touch ID sensor underneath the display glass. Arcuri said that according to his...
  15. Maura

    Rumour: iPhone 8 to be Called iPhone Edition, Will Have Touch ID on the Back

    9to5 Mac reports today on what it calls a “sketchy” rumour from is a source within Foxconn, via iDropNews. According to the source, the forthcoming iPhone 8 will actually be called iPhone Edition, and the Touch ID sensor will be moved to the back of the phone in order to incorporate the new...
  16. Maura

    Rumour: iPhone 8 to Feature Two-Step Touch ID and Facial Recognition

    MacRumors reports that well-respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a research report in which he has some very interesting information to impart about the forthcoming iPhone 8. Kuo says that the phone will have a flexible OLED panel, and underneath that, a film sensor, which...
  17. Maura

    Apple Working on Touch-ID-Enabled Displays

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has today granted a patent application from Apple for a Touch ID sensor that would be able to detect and read your fingerprints via not just the home button, but also via other parts of the phone, including “display stacks and touch screens,”...
  18. Maura

    Apple Looking to Use Secure Iris Scanners for 2018 iPhone

    According to a new report from DigiTimes, via AppleInsider, Apple is looking to introduce iris ID sensors to its 2018 iPhone line-up, with eye-scanning security technology used to identify the phone’s user expected to be big news over the next couple of years. And while DigiTimes has a patchy...
  19. Maura

    More Than 70,000 ATMs to Support Touch ID

    9to5 Mac reports that following on from Bank of America announcing support of Apple Pay ATM withdrawals several weeks ago, FIS and Payment Alliance International have now announced their new partnership that will see users able to withdraw cash from ATMs via Touch ID. The service will be coming...
  20. Maura

    Google Launches Touch ID Sign-In Via iPhone

    BGR writes that you can now use Touch ID on your iPhone to sign in to your Google account via 2-Step Verification (2FV). Usually, 2FV consists of inputting your username and password (step 1), and then entering a code that is sent to you via e-mail or a text message, or even via an...
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